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The Story of a Welsh GI: Seventy-Five Years on from D-Day

The Story of a Welsh GI: Seventy-Five Years on from D-Day

Clifford Guard, born in Swansea, was one of the first waves of troops to land on Omaha Beach seventy-five years ago. Only his regiment wasn't a British one: it was American. 

With the help of former journalist Geraint Thomas, Clifford Guard tells the incredible story of how a working-class Swansea boy came to be 'GI Limey'. He tells the daily truth of what it was like to push across Europe for the eleven months it took for the Allies to defeat the Germans, and he tells of how those experiences - and those friendships - shaped a lifetime beyond. 

GI Limey is an incredible read, not least because it reminds us - in an important time of reflection - how countries can come together in times of great need, but also because it teaches us something about what that generation really went through seventy-five years ago, and what they gave to us all. 

We'd like to thank Clifford for telling his incredible tale, and Geraint for helping us to share it with the world. 

 

GI Limey: A Welsh-American in WWII is available now from our online store.

 


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